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Do you let your baby have petis filous?

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MillyStar Fri 23-Nov-12 09:07:24

My health visitor told me that I could give dd anything from 6 months apart from honey and nuts, I've heard a few negative comments about petis filous though - do you avoid it?

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Fri 23-Nov-12 09:11:54

I think they have got quite a lot of sugar in, which is not great as a regular thing. How about plain full fat yogurt? My DS loves that. I'm not a health freak at all but I think it's probably a good thing to try to help them develop a taste for less sweet stuff before introducing treats.

QTPie Fri 23-Nov-12 09:20:32

Plum do a range of "no added sugars or other nasties" petite fours - I used to give those.

cheesenpickle Fri 23-Nov-12 09:22:50

i use the plum range as well. if you taste them they arent really sweet like other ranges. i think they are just yoghurt and the juice of fruit.

juneybean Fri 23-Nov-12 09:24:26

I was shocked at the amount of sugar in a petite filous, definitely offer full fat yoghurt, you could even add apple sauce (home made) if you want to sweeten it up but it really doesn't need it.

CanIHaveAPetGiraffePlease Fri 23-Nov-12 09:26:10

We did full fat plain yoghurt. No added sugar or flavourings, tastes good and is much cheaper too. I just decanted into little tubs when we went out.

MrsMangoBiscuit Fri 23-Nov-12 09:26:10

I gave DD petit filous when she was little. Now she prefers my yoghurts, natural greek style yoghurts, or onken strawberry, she certainly didn't get hooked on only eating sweet stuff. I found them useful for taking as packed lunches as they're small.

CanIHaveAPetGiraffePlease Fri 23-Nov-12 09:27:33

I also found they didn't expect it to be sweetened if they'd had it as is. Once they hit school age they try other things etc but its good to get a good start.

We served fruit as well but didn't start stirring it in or anything.

Gingerbreadlatte Fri 23-Nov-12 09:28:10

No way - too my sugar for a baby. I favoured Nat yog with fruit purées for my dd. she then spread liberally around kitchen grin ( did blw)

notcitrus Fri 23-Nov-12 09:28:33

I mostly avoid them because they have a fair bit of sugar, but sometimes use them as they're so handy for travelling. For ds I read all the ingredients of all the little pots and ended up using Sainsburys Basics as they have a bit of starch to bulk them out, but less sugar/sweetener than others.

Mostly I use Greek Yoghurt - Lidl do sets if 4 pots with cream in which are handy.

Re HV - also avoid chokable squishy things like grapes, cherry tomatoes and frankfurter, unless cut up lengthways.

TheSkiingGardener Fri 23-Nov-12 09:28:43

I did, until I saw how much sugar was in them. Then I just got a big pot of something like Onken or Rachels and gave them some of that.

Meglet Fri 23-Nov-12 09:33:14

No, they have sugar in them.

Sainsburys own fromage frais don't, although they're sweetened with fruit juice IIRC.

lollystix Fri 23-Nov-12 09:35:41

4 teaspoons of sugar!

espanol Fri 23-Nov-12 09:39:01

There is more sugar in children's yogurts than regular 'adult' yoghurt hmm. This is possibly the thing that pisses me off the most about the food industry - other stuff we know is unhealthy, but yoghurt is seen as healthy, recommended for babies and yet they stuff it full of sugar and fillers!!!

Some people thought I was anal, but I religiously used Rachel's organic my first yoghurts while they were little as they have lowest sugar (and are really creamy and filling too). I'm no crazy organic lentils only mum, but it seemed sensible. I only started buying petits filous and their ilk recently as they fit neatly in school lunch box so it's a convenience thing. But my kids don't have a huge sweet tooth and this is about as sweet as they ever get so I don't worry about it now.

tilder Fri 23-Nov-12 09:47:43

I used rachels organic for ds1, yeo valley for ds2 and mini fromage frais for dd, Sainsbury by preference. Ds1 has the sweetest tooth of all of them

Yes there is added sugar in some, but there is heaps of sugar in fruit. Tbo I think if it tastes sweet to them does it matter the origin of the sugar? Mine get offered lots of fresh fruit and veg as well so a bit of sugar in a pot of yogurt I go along with. I don't want to encourage a sweet tooth but I think it will happen regardless if they are that way inclined. Ds1 is, ds2 not really and will wait to see with dd.

plutocrap Fri 23-Nov-12 10:02:33

Greek yoghurt (10% fat!!!!) and mashed banana! It was the first thing fussy DS ever liked eating. smile. Cheaper to buy in bulk, too, and can be used for other cooking.

lolalotta Fri 23-Nov-12 12:07:13

My DD eats Yeo Valley plain natural yoghurt. I used to sweeten it with mashed banana or puréed cooked apple, but she has it straight now at 3yrs.

fortyplus Fri 23-Nov-12 12:24:11

My 2 are 17 and 19 and had Petit Filou from about 6 months. They both enjoy sweet things but also enjoy a healthy varied diet - lots of veg etc. They're not daft - they know that it's important to eat heathily. They also enjoy sport (one at international level in his chosen discipline).

I don't think it's necessarily what they eat but how it's presented iykwim - don't use sweet things as 'treats' - just part of the daily routine.

I know young people with eating problems - some have had paranoid mothers who wouldn't allow any sweet things till they were 3, others were fed sweets and fast food.

It's rather like the child whose parents wouldn't allow a tv in the house - when he came to play he was obsessed with it whereas mine just wanted to get outside and play

bigkidsdidit Fri 23-Nov-12 12:28:29

I gave the plum ones. Now DS is nearly two I do full fat Greek yogurt mixed with a small teaspoon of jam - much cheaper!

lindsell Fri 23-Nov-12 12:35:05

No too much sugar/added stuff as others have said. I use either the plum baby ones or Ella's kitchen ones for ds2 (6.5mo), all the others have added stuff which I think is unnecessary.

Ds1 (3.8) has plain full fat Greek yoghurt and I chop up fruit to go in it.

My toddler has 2/3 every day.

I didn't know they were full of sugar!

MoelFammau Fri 23-Nov-12 13:57:46

I used to use Yeo Valley full fat, with the blueberry or strawberry ones as a treat. But DD is lactose intolerant so I can't anymore. It's really tough finding a soya alternative. Morrisons stock fruity Alpro pots which DD loves, but there is more sugar for sure... Would be great to find something else.

rrreow Fri 23-Nov-12 13:58:07

The fruity petit filous have added sugar. The plain ones don't, however if you're going for plain you might as well just buy a tub of full fat fromage frais, it's cheaper (unless you need the portions, the little petit filous ones are easy if you're out and about).

My DS tends to have some plain fromage frais with fruit.

Welovecouscous Fri 23-Nov-12 13:59:07

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Runningblue Fri 23-Nov-12 17:07:59

Another vote for sainsburys from-age frais - petit filous is vvv sweet.
Like others I go for natural yoghurt with fruit purée. Even if you have to sweeten the fruit purée- say something a little more tart like plums or rhubarb, still far less sugar than many shop bought fruit yogurts ....

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